What does tender mean?

Definitions for tender
ˈtɛn dərten·der

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tender.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tender, legal tender, stamp(noun)

    something that can be used as an official medium of payment

  2. attendant, attender, tender(noun)

    someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

  3. bid, tender(noun)

    a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

  4. tender(noun)

    car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

  5. tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter(noun)

    a boat for communication between ship and shore

  6. tender, supply ship(adj)

    ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

  7. tender(adj)

    given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality

    "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"

  8. sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)

    hurting

    "the tender spot on his jaw"

  9. tender(adj)

    young and immature

    "at a tender age"

  10. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm(adj)

    having or displaying warmth or affection

    "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

  11. tender(adj)

    easy to cut or chew

    "tender beef"

  12. tender, untoughened(adj)

    physically untoughened

    "tender feet"

  13. crank, cranky, tender, tippy(adj)

    (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

  14. tender(verb)

    (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition

    "tender green shoots"

  15. tender(verb)

    offer or present for acceptance

  16. offer, bid, tender(verb)

    propose a payment

    "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

  17. tender(verb)

    make a tender of; in legal settlements

  18. tender, tenderize, tenderise(verb)

    make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

    "tenderize meat"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tender(noun)

    one who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse

  2. Tender(noun)

    a vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like

  3. Tender(noun)

    a car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water

  4. Tender(verb)

    to offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt

  5. Tender(verb)

    to offer in words; to present for acceptance

  6. Tender(noun)

    an offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or of the amount of a note, with interest

  7. Tender(noun)

    any offer or proposal made for acceptance; as, a tender of a loan, of service, or of friendship; a tender of a bid for a contract

  8. Tender(noun)

    the thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation

  9. Tender

    easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit

  10. Tender

    sensible to impression and pain; easily pained

  11. Tender

    physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate

  12. Tender

    susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic

  13. Tender

    exciting kind concern; dear; precious

  14. Tender

    careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of

  15. Tender

    unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild

  16. Tender

    adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain

  17. Tender

    apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject

  18. Tender

    heeling over too easily when under sail; -- said of a vessel

  19. Tender(noun)

    regard; care; kind concern

  20. Tender(verb)

    to have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value

Freebase

  1. Tender

    "Tender" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tender

    ten′dėr, v.t. to stretch out or offer for acceptance, esp. to offer to supply certain commodities for a certain period at rates specified.—n. an offer or proposal, esp. of some service, also the paper containing it: the thing offered, the actual production and formal offer of a sum due in legal money, or an offer of services to be performed, in order to save the consequences of non-payment or non-performance.

  2. Tender

    ten′dėr, adj. soft, delicate: easily impressed or injured: not hardy: fragile: weak and feeble: easily moved to pity, love, &c.: careful not to injure (with of): unwilling to cause pain: apt to cause pain: pathetic, expressive of the softer passions: compassionate, loving, affectionate: young and inexperienced: weakly in health: delicate, requiring careful handling: quick, keen: apt to lean over under sail.—n. Ten′der-foot, one not yet hardened to life in the prairie, mining-camp, &c.: a new-comer.—adj. Ten′der-heart′ed, full of feeling.—adv. Ten′der-heart′edly.—n. Ten′der-heart′edness.—adj. Ten′der-heft′ed (Shak.), having great tenderness.—ns. Ten′derling, one too much coddled, an effeminate fellow: one of the first horns of a deer; Ten′der-loin, the tenderest part of the loin of beef, pork, &c., lying close to the ventral side of the lumbar vertebræ.—adv. Ten′derly.—n. Ten′derness. [Fr. tendre—L. tener, allied to tenuis, thin.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tender

    A small vessel duly commanded, and employed to attend a larger one, to supply her with stores, to carry intelligence or volunteers and impressed men to receiving ships, &c. An enemy's ship captured by cutters or boats fitted out as tenders by men-of-war, but without any commission or authority from the admiralty, will not insure a prize to the benefit of the ship. The condemnation will be as a droit of admiralty, on the principle that an officer does not retain his commission for the purposes of prize on board another ship; but if captured by one of her boats, and brought to the ship, she is good prize, as with slaves. Tender is also a synonym of crank; thus, a spar may be tender.

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tender' in Adjectives Frequency: #862

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tender in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tender in a Sentence

  1. Photographer Aun Raza:

    He speaks very little, he's an immensely lovely person, a very tender person. But he doesn't remember anything. All he remembers is his name. That's it.

  2. John Driscoll:

    SMI has not yet communicated its intentions, but our expecation is that the tender call for TVN shares should be in the range of 20 zlotys per share.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Brutally beastly sexy Your heart is like a burning ruby, you are a hot juicy chocolate skin tone brutally sexy, beastly, mega tough exciting making horny, divinely sweet and incredibly sexy, saturated with a sweet delicate, sensual shade, sexually exciting, you are synonymous with hot sex and sultry sexuality. My heart, mind and penis burn with the fire of love and lust, looking at you, I think to myself: it’s just nowhere hotter. You are such a sex bomb that is capable of blowing up an entire universe, it says wow and wow, a mega explosion of the imagination of lust. With every second, love for you only intensifies, also your value, and my horny feelings. You are my true attraction, which I had not previously suspected of, looking at your body and face is just a buzz for my eyes. Your beauty is the highest art of aesthetics. Your beauty as a powerful orgasm for my mind, soul and heart, as if a very cool unforgettable sex, just the breath of adrenaline from love captures the spirit. You are the reason for my constant my horny feelings and amazing state of love. Very tough very excitingly and horny and beautiful. Aesthetic eroticism of love for you, the most tender and sweetest taste. I relish every second, spent with you every second your value increases, excitement and love increases, I relish every second. You just brutally excite me. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Pope Francis:

    The people who had the responsibility to take care of these tender ones violated that trust and caused them great pain.

  5. Mary Lorraine Buckley:

    Husbands are awkward things to deal with even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender.

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Translations for tender

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  • غضArabic
  • tendreCatalan, Valencian
  • něžnýCzech
  • mør, øm, forsyningsskib, tenderDanish
  • zart, liebevoll, lieb, zärtlich, empfindlichGerman
  • esquife, oferta, dolorido, tierno, [[vagón]] [[nodriza]], propuesta, cariñoso, ofrecerSpanish
  • تردPersian
  • tenderi, hellä, esittää, tarjota, arka, maksuväline, aristava, emälaiva, tarjous, yhteysvene, mureaFinnish
  • tendre, offreFrench
  • grámhar, mínIrish
  • presentare, fare una offerta, soffice, dare, offrire, offerta, morbido, tender, valuta, dolce, scialuppa, moneta, [[gara]] d’[[appalto]], tenero, sottoporre, sensibile, carino, tenera, battere, delicatoItalian
  • מִכרָזHebrew
  • 過敏, 柔らかい, 炭水車, 優しいJapanese
  • 연한Korean
  • tenerLatin
  • zaartLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • mateoha, pāwera, tono, tāngohengoheMāori
  • betalingsmiddel, tilbud, anbudNorwegian
  • zacht, betalingsmiddel, bod, lief, tender, gevoelig, aanbieden, mals, biedenDutch
  • tender, środek płatniczy, oferta, przetargowy, delikatnyPolish
  • tenro, terno, tênder, macioPortuguese
  • dulce, gentil, iubitRomanian
  • уязвимый, предлагать, нежный, ласковый, тендер, [[платёжный, чувствительный, [[плавучий, предложениеRussian
  • öm, mör, ljuv, erbjudaSwedish
  • లేతTelugu
  • mềmVietnamese

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